Grand Charity Ball "Treasures of Russia" Oct.28,2017 Beau-Rivage Palace

Grand Charity Ball

October 28, 2017
Beau Rivage Palace
Lausanne , Switzerland
On October 28, 2017, connoisseurs of high Russian culture will gather in Switzerland for

Grand Charity Ball

``Treasures of Russia``

“Treasures of Russia” is the first Russian ball in Switzerland, reviving the tradition after a hiatus. The Charity Ball shall be held at the aristocratic hotel Beau-Rivage Palace: within its interiors, where the spirit of world history dwells, live Russian music will be played, and dancing couples clad in ballroom attire will converge on the polonaise to celebrate Russian culture and tradition. The event includes a bright dance and concert program, a gala dinner, a cocktail, and a charity auction.

Russian culture is well known for its literature, musical and ballet heritage that embody values such as dignity, compassion and spiritual subtlety at the heart of its traditions. “Treasures of Russia” Charity Ball will unite people who are deeply attuned to the Russian culture.

The atmosphere of a classical ball, high society, and performance of famous Russian artists make the Great Charity Ball in Lausanne a non-trivial event that needs to be visited to give your soul a rush of genuine feelings and impressions.

The event will be held with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bern, Switzerland.

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The Program

The Ball program is a picture of the Russian soul, a constellation of genius literary and musical works – “Treasures of Russia” by great artists, the likes of A. Pushkin, L. Tolstoy, R. Schedrin, M. Lermontov, P. Tchaikovsky, M. Glinka, A. Borodin, A. Khachaturian, S. Prokofiev, A. Rubinstein.

The Ball’s parts are developed on an interlacing of literary, musical and choreographic compositions.

17.30

Acceptance of Guests. Welcome Buffet.
Live Music Performed by a Chamber Orchestra. Presentation of Buttonhole Bouquets. Press Briefing and Interviews with Guests.

18:30

​Arrival of Konstantin Khabenskiy
Interaction with guests. Video – interviews. Cocktail.

19:00

Official Opening Ceremony of the Ball
Ceremonial Polonaise. Greeting of Guests, Organizers, and Dance-Masters. Sponsor’s presentation. Presentation of the Charity Foundation of K. Khabenskiy

19:30

First Ballroom Part – “Russian pages”
Performance of the Stars of the Ball. Dance Program with Guests of the Ball.
Demonstration performances.

20:45

An Exquisite Ballroom Dinner & Concert Program

21:15

Charity Auction

22:00

Second Ballroom Dancing Part
Dance Program with Guests of the Ball.

23:00

Ceremonial Closing of the Ball

Wonderful Performers

Soloists of Russian artistic world will be the shining treasures of the ball

KONSTANTIN KHABENSKIY

Actor, Honoured Artist of Russia, the founder of the charitable foundation

He graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography. In 1994, he made his debut in cinema. In 2003, he was accepted into the troupe of the Moscow Art Theater named after Chekhov. He received the title of People’s Artist of Russia in 2012.

In 2008, Konstantin Khabensky created a charitable foundation that helps children with oncological and other serious brain diseases.

Since 2010, Khabensky began to open creative development studios across Russia. In 2014, the charity theater musical project “Generation Mowgli” became the laureate of the special Stanislavsky Prize. In May 2016, Konstantin Khabensky was awarded the “Impulse of Good” in a special nomination “for contribution to the development and promotion of social entrepreneurship in Russia.”

BORIS ADRIANOV

BORIS ANDRIANOV

Cello player, Honored Artist of Russia, creator of the cello music festival “Vivacello”

He graduated from the Gnesins School, then studied at the Moscow Conservatory and continued his education at the Hans Eisler High School of Music (Germany).

At the VI International Contest of Cellists M. Rostropovich in Paris (1997), the musician became the first representative of Russia to receive the title of laureate in the history of the competition. At the Antonio Jahnigro International Competition in Zagreb (Croatia) was awarded the first prize, received all the special prizes and confirmed his high reputation.

In 2008, Moscow hosted the first in the history of Russia cello festival, art director of which is Boris Andrianov.

In 2016, the musician was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Russia.

OLGA TOLKMIT

OLGA TOLKMIT

Helikon Opera soprano

Graduated from the St.Petersburg Music College named after M.P. Mussorgsky and the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov. Since 2010 – the soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theater.

In 2012, she was nominated for the Russian National Theater Award “Golden Mask”.

Since 2015 – soloist of the theater “Helikon-Opera”.

The diploma of VIII International competition of young opera singers Elena Obraztsova.

KSENIA BASHMET

KSENIA BASHMET

Pianist

Ksenia Bashmet received a music education in the Gnessin Moscow State Conservatory of Music, the Moscow Conservatory and the post-graduate course of the Conservatory. Diploma of the International Festival “Virtuosos of 2000” (St. Petersburg, 1994), laureate of the 1st International Competition of Chamber Ensembles named after Taneyev (Kaluga) and the 18th International Competition of Chamber Ensembles in Caltanissetta (Italy). Twice was awarded special prizes at the International viola contest Yuri Bashmet. She tours in Russia and abroad. Her concerts were held in Europe, Japan, USA, Israel. Since 2016 – director and teacher of the Open School of Music at Bashmet Center.

VLADIMIT IPPOLITOV

Former Soloist of Mariinskiy Theatre, Soloist of Grand Theatre of Geneva, founder of Russian Ballet School of Geneva.

DMITRIY PLATOV and EKATERINA GRAFODATSKAYA

DMITRIY PLATOV and EKATERINA GRAFODATSKAYA

Dance-masters

The creators of the legendary Officers’ Ball in Sevastopol. Their concept of the ballroom accessibility means that every guest, regardless of their dancing experience, shall be able to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the classical ball and take an active part in it.

Masters of Ceremony

Daria Von Bergen

DARIA Von Bergen

Founder of the Swiss luxury and events blog SwissGlam.ch Event organizer and linguist.

Sergey Fedianin

Sergey Fedianin

Professional event and radio presenter in Russia and Switzerland. Founder of the brand “Presenter from Russia”.

Musicians

Anastasia Subrakova, Jamila Garayusifli

(violins)

Michael Kovalchuk

(viola)

Martin Egidi

(cello)

Ilya Lekhanov

(piano)

Media files from the Ball

BALL INFORMATION SERVICES

We are pleased to inform you that the dance-masters of the Great Charity Ball and the creators of the Officers’ Ball in Sevastopol – Dmitry Platov and Ekaterina Grafodatskaya – invite you to attend the preparatory dance sessions. These sessions will allow you to experience the magic of the Ball and participate in it directly. Dance skills are absolutely not important as our choreographers do real miracles!

To verify the schedule of the ballroom classes or sign up for the Ball preparation, please get in touch with the information service:

Tel: +41 21 552 0408

Email: guest@russiannights.ch

YOUR SPECIAL HOTEL ROOM OFFERS

Special rates for rooms are offered to guests of the Ball

BEAU RIVAGE PALACE HOTEL:

CHF 408.- Superior city view room, single and double

CHF 467.- Superior room partial view, single and double

CHF 535.- Superior room with lake view, single and double occupancy

CHF 1’390.- Junior Suite, single and double occupancy

Non-cancellable, non-refundable rate, breakfast included, city tax excluded, pre-payment required

HOTEL ANGLETERRE & RESIDENCE:

CHF 176.- Superior city view room, single occupancy

CHF 212.- Superior city view room, double occupancy

CHF 221.- Superior room lake view, single occupancy

CHF 257.- Superior room with lake view, double occupancy

Rates cancellable 24 hours before arrival, breakfast included, city tax excluded.

BOOKING YOUR ROOMS:

Beau Rivage Palace Hotel:

Chemin de Beau-Rivage 21
1006 Lausanne
www.brp.ch
Tel.: +41 21 613 33 33

Please, tell a reservation manager a key word while making room reservation to obtain a special rate – “Treasures of Russia”

Dress Code

For the Ladies:


Full-length evening dress, not constraining the movement in the dance

Ballroom gloves (are welcome)

Neat female high-heeled shoes styled with the outfit

Evening hairstyle

For the Cavaliers:

A tuxedo, tail-coat or dark evening suit, possibly a vest

Solid white long sleeved shirt

Bow-tie

Classic shoes

White gloves are welcome

Inappropriate:

Headdress and hats

Skirts shorter than the specified length

Trains, too deep décolleté, explicit necklines and cuts, transparent skirts

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

GENERAL SPONSOR

SPONSORS

PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS


GRAND CHARITY BALL ``TREASURES OF RUSSIA``

CONTACTS

General email: info@russiannights.ch

Guests & Ticket email: guest@russiannights.ch

Tel.: +41 21 552 04 08

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